Unfortunately for those hoping the above headline refers to a medical miracle, the boner in question is for Donovan McNabb. Sadly for readers of this particular blog, Bernard Hopkins is fast becoming more well known for his serial abuse of McNabb than for having successfully defended the middleweight crown on 20 occasions. While the more thoughtful amongst us prefer to repeatedly bash more deserving targets, Hopkins has moved from ridiculing McNabb’s QB competency to questioning the former Iggle’s blackness. From Philly News’ Marcus Hayes :
According to Hopkins, McNabb had a privileged childhood in suburban Chicago and, as a result, is not black enough or tough enough, at least compared with, say, himself, Michael Vick and Terrell Owens.
“Forget this,” Hopkins said, pointing to his own dark skin. “He’s got a suntan. That’s all.”
Hopkins also implied that, while Vick and Owens remained true to their roots, McNabb did not, and that McNabb was rudely awakened when the Eagles traded him to the Redskins last year.
“Why do you think McNabb felt he was betrayed? Because McNabb is the guy in the house, while everybody else is on the field. He’s the one who got the extra coat. The extra servings. ‘You’re our boy,’ ” Hopkins said, patting a reporter on the back in illustration. “He thought he was one of them.”
“He goes on HBO and talks about [being] black. He was right, but it was the wrong messenger. He was right, but [he doesn’t] represent that,” Hopkins said. “The only reason he spoke was because he felt betrayed: ‘I thought I was one of y’all’s guys. I thought I was the good one. Y’all told me this.’
“And they did what they always do, kicked his ass right [out of] there.”